Red Carpet Real Estate
Frank Sinatra’s old duplex at 530 East 72nd Street finally got under someone’s skin. And this despite a “meticulous” renovation in recent years that included the installation of the exact same staircase as the one in the Apple stores and some other
rather hideous unique design choices.
The New York Post reports that the “glittering grotto in the sky”—as Andy Warhol once referred to the Sinatra-era party pad—is in contract to the daughter of a Chinese technology tycoon. Maybe she found the Apple staircase homey?
Red Carpet Real Estate
When we heard that Frank Sinatra’s old rat pack party pad at 530 East 72nd Street was coming to market for $7.7 million, as reported earlier this week by the New York Post, we were excited to catch a glimpse of the penthouse that Andy Warhol called a “glittering grotto in the sky.”
On the rainy evening of the fourth of May, a small group of people showed up at 17 Murray, a bar in Tribeca decorated with Frank Sinatra’s mugshot and one of those talking Rodney Dangerfield statues one might find in an Archie McPhee catalog, to celebrate the life and recent Read More
Marty Scorsese recently ducked out of a Bob Marley project and passed it along to another rock doc director, Jonathan Demme. They cited "scheduling conflicts" for the switcharoo, but what will Mr. Scorsese be working on instead? According to Frank Sinatra’s youngest daughter, it might be a biopic about Ol’ Blue Eyes. Read More
Apartments with cracked walls, prehistoric floors, Eisenhower-era décor and a half-built cantilevered floor (for an extra bedroom) don’t usually go on the market for $6 million.
But in New York City, the right provenance can make up for almost anything.
A two-floor, three-bedroom penthouse at 530 East 72nd Street, which Frank Sinatra helped Read More
Everybody needs to stop complaining about Chan Marshall. If I hear another person talk about how she has smoothed over the rough edges that made her so great and eradicated all the warts-and-all charm from her repertoire, I’m going to spit.
Just a year ago, after releasing the strongest album by far of her career, Read More
Joey Bishop, the last surviving member of the Rat Pack, died at his home of multiple causes, according to his publicist.
CNN via AP:
The Rat Pack — originally a social group surrounding Humphrey Bogart — became a show business sensation in the early 1960s, appearing at the Sands Hotel in Las Read More
Bring cash: Gino’s all-union staff won’t strike, after all.
The ghosts of Frank Sinatra and Ed Sullivan may now rest in peace.
Owners and employees at legendary celeb-haunt Gino restaurant (commonly called “Gino’s”) signed a new employment contract yesterday, ending weeks of speculation about a possible strike and potential closure of the historic Upper Read More
“Who wants to close the Gino restaurant?” asked Salvatore Doria, co-owner of the legendary Italian eatery at Lexington Avenue and 60th Street. “There are very few places [like it] left in New York.”
But, he said, he may have to do just that, as early as next month.
The current contract for Gino’s Read More
In today’s New York Observer: The staff of legendary Upper East Side red-saucery Gino (a favorite of Gay Talese, Frank Sinatra, Wes Anderson and Woody Allen) are threatening to walk out over a contract dispute, according to our new guy on the beat, Chris shott–and the owners say they’ll shut down Read More